George Jones and Stanley Brothers Songs Picked For National Recording Registry

Brody Vercher | June 10th, 2009

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  1. Sam G.
    June 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    That Todd Snider bootleg is a 5-disc behemoth, complete with artwork. Awesome. Enjoy it, Rick!

    Two thoughts on the Twitter chart. #1: Miley Cyrus is country now? Shouldn’t country music listeners be allowed to vote on this or something before we just welcome her onto any kind of country chart? #2 Willie Nelson uses Twitter???????

  2. Leeann Ward
    June 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    If I had to choose, I’d say John Anderson’s version is better, but I’m still not really into the song in general. At least Anderson’s has a punch (that natural growl of his) that Rich’s loungy version lacks.

  3. Leeann Ward
    June 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    And I agree with Chris N’s assessment of the Anderson album. I like that it’s more traditional than Easy Money, but the song choices aren’t as compelling.

  4. Nicolas
    June 10, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Sam G “Miley Cyrus is country now? Shouldn’t country music listeners be allowed to vote on this or something before we just welcome her onto any kind of country chart?”

    Yes, I too think its too early to consider her country when she’s still only had 1 country (soundtrack) song so far and is continuing to portray Hannah Montana : /

  5. Stormy
    June 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t think anyone missed the Justin Moore EP….

    Song that most surprised me when I realized what was going on: Bed of Roses–The Statler Brothers.

    I heard that song again when I was 19, about 8 years or so since the last time I had heard it. “She found me outside one Sunday morning, taking money from a man I didn’t know.” Was there any kind of scandal when people heard the song about the prostitute and his call-girl girlfriend, or was it just assumed that The Statler Brothers must have ment something else?

  6. Jon
    June 10, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Of course, the Sarah Jarosz show tonight is actually a *pre*-release party. The actual CD release party show – that is, on the day the CD is actually released – will be at the World Famous Station Inn in Nashville, Tennessee. For a preview go here: http://www.nashvillescene.com/events/sarah-jarosz-cd-release-249371/ .

  7. Leeann Ward
    June 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The Jarosz album is quite good. Bill (William) likes it even better than I do.

  8. Jon
    June 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    “Song that most surprised me when I realized what was going on: Bed of Roses–The Statler Brothers.
    I heard that song again when I was 19, about 8 years or so since the last time I had heard it. “She found me outside one Sunday morning, taking money from a man I didn’t know.” Was there any kind of scandal when people heard the song about the prostitute and his call-girl girlfriend, or was it just assumed that The Statler Brothers must have ment something else?”

    There’s a difference between realizing what’s going on and inventing something.

  9. Rick
    June 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    As for Justin Moore, isn’t anyone excited about finally being able to purchase “I Could Kick Your Ass”? (lol)

    Sam G., thanks for the tip! (lol) I actually posted my comment about Todd on the “Excitement Plan” review topic thread before coming to this topic. I guess you’ve got me pegged on that one.

    As for Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift on Twitter, how much of their twittering pal fanbases (or whatever their “twit” subscribers are called) overlap? I’d say a lot of them as both have mass appeal to the same pre-tween through teenybopper girl demographic. And is the fact the Hannah Montana soundtrack album is tagged as “country” mean Miley gains instant status as a “country artist” after a lone single on country radio? Crikey…

    Surprising songs: Well Henson Cargill’s 1968 hit “Skip a Rope” always surprises me that such a socially conscious song could be a hit on country radio back then. Also “Irma Jackson” being about inter-racial romance and yet one of Merle Haggard’s favorite compositions always surprises me. Lastly the way Max Baer (Jethro Bodine) interpreted “Ode To Billy Joe” for the movie was a total surprise, or maybe total shock would be a better word. Being based in Hollywood and the entertainment industry must have been a big influence! (lol)

  10. Vicki
    June 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift hold the top two spots of twitter popularity? Uh..and this is news?

  11. Rick
    June 10, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Rick’s Random Tidbits: Over at “That Nashville Sound ” there is a feature on a new “Honky Grass” group of Hoosiers named “Huckleberry Blue”. (Question – Do huckleberries even grow in Indiana? I thought they were more of a Pacific Northwest / Rocky Mountain kind of berry. Hmm…) They sound like a talented and fun loving bar band from all of their MySpace songs, but they do rise above the masses on one particular track! For a bit of fun listen to the bonus track starting at 4:10 on “Underage Party Girl” (the last song on their player). A parental warning applies to this minute and a half long ditty! (lol)

    Link: http://www.myspace.com/huckleberryblue1
    (Head for the last track on the MySpace Music Player titled “Underage Party Girl (with Bonus Track)” and start at the 4:10 mark.)

  12. merlefan49
    June 10, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Does anyone really think it’s the stars themselves who send out the Tweets on Twitter? I think it more like their pr dept.

  13. Zach
    June 10, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    did you know: Justin Moore is barely 5 feet tall.

  14. Nicolas
    June 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    You can tell that Sara Evans updates her own facebook at least some of the time, by the tone of the message

  15. Nicolas
    June 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    … So maybe some of the Twitters are the real artist

  16. idlewildsouth
    June 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Yea…even if Justin Moore sounded good, its just awkward watching him because of his vertical challenge.

  17. KathyP
    June 11, 2009 at 8:42 am

    I’m in Nashville right now. The line for Jakcson outside Cadillac Ranch started before 10 a.m. yesterday. Wristbands were to be handed out at 4:30 p.m. I was next door at the Brewhouse in the window and that line didn’t move an inch until at least 5:30. I cannot imagine waiting in line that long for anyone! Why waste an entire day of precious vacation for a ‘free’ ticket? Sure hope they enjoyed the concert. Did anyone go?

    On another note, saw brief performances by Cherry Holmes, Emily West and Brody what’s-his-name. Excellent. Emily is very spunky. Loved her. Chuck Wickes hosted the Country Weekly Fashion Show at the Wildhorse. He was charming, witty and even did a dance from DWTS. This week is flying by.

  18. Andrew Lacy
    June 14, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Taylor and Miley may be the most popular on Twitter, but Blake Shelton is definitely the funniest.

    http://twitter.com/blakeshelton

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